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Samantha Jones

Samantha Jones is part of Kaleidoscope’s Advisory Group.

Samantha started her NHS career as an adult and paediatric nurse, before working in a variety of operational management roles. She was Chief Executive of Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust, and later Chief Executive of West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust, where she was named as the Health Service Journal’s Chief Executive of the Year.

Until June 2017, Samantha was NHS England’s Director of the New Care Models Programme, leading on the implementation of the new care models outlined in the NHS Five Year Forward View. This included launching 50 vanguards to take the lead developing new care models to act as the blueprints for the NHS.

Following a period of working independently across a range of private organisations and institutions, connecting business and industry with health to design and deliver better healthcare solutions, in January 2019, Samantha was appointed as CEO of Centene UK to lead their strategy aimed at enabling and supporting integrated care across the UK.